Welcome to the Exploring Washington State Podcast. Four times a week we publish episodes about Washington State.

Our host Scott Cowan has casual conversations with interesting people who are from Washington State or who are doing noteworthy things in Washington State.  The Exploring Washington State Podcast is never scripted and only lightly edited.  Authentic conversations, genuine people, and always local.

On Monday we chat with musicians, performers, venue owners, producers, promoters, anyone connected to the vibrant music industry in Washington State.

Wednesdays we share conversations with business owners, executives, and others who are running interesting businesses in Washington. We also speak with people who are doing creative and amazing things across the state.

Thursdays we speak with athletes, team owners, organizers, and more about sports and sporting activities.

Friday we talk food and drink. Local chefs, brewers, distillers, coffee roasters, cider makers, wineries etc.


Each week you can hear more about Washington State just by listening in. Welcome to the Exploring Washington State Podcast.


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For people who love Washington

It's refreshing to have a podcast about Washington that is real and not focused on the usual tired cliches (coffee, rain, space needle, etc). Scott interviews people from every walk of life. A true tapestry of what makes this state fun and interesting.

June 2, 2023 by Alpskier88 on Apple Podcasts


All Things Washington State

Hands down, my favorite podcast! Engaging conversations with Washington State small business owners, musicians, mountain climbers, authors to Farmers Markets, coffee roasters to WCL baseball, restaurants owners, vineyards, organic growers, college professors, photographers, hydroplanes, and flying kites! The entrepreneurial spirit shines here and the conversations are personal and insightful. They’re not over produced mainstream media bites and delightfully feel unscripted. You’ll learn a lot about the guests and the what and why they do what they do. And as a bonus you’ll learn about their favorite local places and the things they enjoy doing in our beautiful state. Enjoy these inspirational interviews with the people who do small business, art, science, food, technology and all things Washington State, hosted by Scott Cowan.
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Bob Antone: Timberbeast Town a Life in the Snoqualmie Valley.

Bob Antone: Talking music, history, life, Bigfoot, Coffee, and more! Scott talks with Washington native Bob Antone, musician and storyteller. Bob talks about his history

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Matt Jorgensen

Matt Jorgensen joins Scott for an episode discussing topics ranging through his long career as a drummer and composer. From local high school student

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Unearthing the Iconic Rainier Beer Ads: A Pacific Northwest Legacy

Rainier Beer The Movie. Tacoma’s Peterson Brothers and directory Isaac Olson are working on an amazing project. Bringing the iconic Rainier Beer ads of the 70’s and 80’s to the silver screen.

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Brooks Smothers

Brooks Smothers, host of RV Out West Scott talks with Brooks Smothers, host of the RV Out West podcast which discusses RV travel in Washington

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Unveiling the Magic at White Branches: A Wonderland-inspired Experience”

Join Matthew White on a journey through a transformed space where the White Rabbit leads the way. Discover the enchanting world of White Branches, offering Villain Queens Cabaret, fairy tale productions, and dance classes. Immerse yourself in shared experiences and unforgettable moments. Indulge in a magical tea room where community and connection thrive. Explore Washington State’s hidden gem today!

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Brad Holden

Brad Holden. Author of Seattle area history. Talking Bootlegging, Rumrunning, Prohibition, Roadhouses, and LSD.

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Crane City Music Chat with Gary Campbell

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Headline   Guest Background   The Thing They Do       Episode Highlights   Wrap up .       Some of the People…

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Down By The River Lavender Farm

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Headline   Guest Background   The Thing They Do       Episode Highlights   Wrap up .       Some of the People…

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Uncovering the World of Geocaching with Bryan Roth.

Bryan Roth, an outdoor enthusiast and adventurer, left behind a thriving career as a real estate attorney in Manhattan to embrace a new life in the Pacific Northwest. In search of something fulfilling, Bryan co-founded Geocaching.com with Jeremy Irish and Elias Albord. Through their passion and dedication, they’ve grown the website into a global phenomenon, connecting treasure hunters all over the world.

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Small Town Strings

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Small Town Strings   Meet Caroline and JayJ Carlile     The Thing They Do       Episode Highlights   Wrap up .  …

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Cider Swig 2022: Greater Peninsula Cider Festival

Cider Swig 2022 September 24 2022. Sip cider, sample food, and listen to music. Help the community.

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Radical Roots Mountain Bike Training

If you have ever thought you wanted to ride a mountain bike Angi will inspire you to get out there and ride!